Pelican Magazine

A Model Citizen…When Convenient

'The UN is not irrelevant to history, as a lasting if imperfect monument to global political cooperation. Most importantly, the UN is not irrelevant to Australia itself.' Jasmine Ruscoe considers the purpose and use of a international body often described as purposeless and useless.

REVIEW: The Last Stand

"It’s a pretty cool concept when you think about it: two hours of undeterred personalities voicing their wild thoughts and ideas in front of an exposed audience who are willing to hear them". Lee Robinson reviews.

On Islamophobia, Athletic Worship and Banner Phraseology

During the second quarter of Friday's Collingwood v. Richmond match on Friday, a banner was unfurled displaying an Islamophobic message at the back of the stands. Failing as it did to even properly communicate its propaganda of hate, Harry Peter Sanderson reflects upon an appropriate reaction to the offending material, to which United Patriots Front have proudly taken credit. He comes up with a mixture of condemnation, contempt and humour.

Miss Engineering

Founder of Engineers Without Borders, State Finalist for Young Australian of the Year in 2011 and mechanical engineer, Muslim Australian Yassmin Abdel-Magied embodies a driving force for progressive change within typically male-dominated industries of work. After talking to Abdel-Magied, Sam Goerling reflects upon her story, and the story of young female Australians everywhere seeking equal opportunity and equal pay.